Minutes of the

MEETING OF THE FACULTY SENATE

March 3, 2003

 

APPROVED

 

PRESENT:                             Mike Arguello, Chris Barkley, Bill Bedford, Judy Cater, Judy Dolan, MaryAnn Drinan, Stan Levy, Dennis Lutz, Mario Mendez, Maria Miller, Marilee Nebelsick-Tagg, Sue Norton, Jose Rangel, Steve Spear, Joe Stanford, Sara Thompson, Fari Towfiq, Rocco Versaci, Anne Voth

 

ABSENT:                               Mike Byron, Bonnie Ann Dowd, Teresa Laughlin, Dan Sourbeer

 

GUESTS:                                Chris Champine, Chris Norcross, Haryo Praborro

                                               

CALL TO ORDER:               The meeting was called to order by the president, Chris Barkley, at 2:00 p.m., in Room SU-30.

 

Approval of Minutes:         The minutes of February 24, 2003, were approved as presented.

 

Outcomes Assessment:      Chris Barkley reported that there is a space available at an Outcomes Assessment Conference on Friday, March 7th from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Any Senator interested in attending should contact her.

 

Committee

Appointments:                     None

 

Faculty Committee

Representation:

 

Motion 1                                MSC Voth, Cater: In an effort to ensure divisional faculty representation on all governance committees and task forces including certain committees directly impacting faculty, the Faculty Senate requests that the following committees be increased to 7 faculty representatives:

 

                                                Administrative Planning Council (3) to 7

                                                Human Resources Planning Council (3) to 7

                                                Student Services Planning Council (6) to 7

                                                Facilities Planning (4) to 7

                                                Faculty and Staff Diversity (5) to 7

                                                Institutional Review (6) to 7

 

                                                Senate members agreed that although it can be difficult to get faculty to serve on all committees, it should not be assumed that it is due to lack of interest on the part of faculty, but possibly scheduling conflicts regarding the day or time of meetings. There should be consistency in faculty representation on the Governance Committees to ensure that there is full divisional representation. It was also agreed that where there are named positions, e.g., Faculty Senate President, that the Senate appoints faculty from divisions other than that of the serving officers whenever possible.

 

DSP&S Cuts:

 

Motion 2                                MSC Norton, Towfiq: The Faculty Senate makes the following recommendation to the Palomar College Governing Board:

 

                                                The Faculty Senate recognizes that state financial conditions may critically impact the services and academic programs at Palomar College. However, at the same time, the Senate believes the entire campus, not individual departments or programs, should shoulder the burden. Unfortunately, in the case of two categorical programs, Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS) and Extended Opportunities Programs and Services (EOPS), this is the road the Governor, college administration, and the Governing Board have chosen. While proposed cuts to the Community College System in general are substantial, the Governor’s proposals could decrease DSPS and EOPS funding up to 50 percent over the next two years. Furthermore, members of the Administration have voiced the opinion that faculty in categorical funded programs have different status than faculty in other disciplines. In fact, this is not true.

                                                At  the February 26, 2003, Student Services Planning Council meeting, it was reported that  the Governing Board, at its February 25, 2003, closed session meeting, authorized sending notices of possible termination to all DSPS and EOPS faculty, both tenured and probationary. The Senate views this move as discriminatory, targeting minority and underrepresented groups of students by attempting to terminate staff who have the special expertise and credentials to serve the needs of these groups.

                                                Therefore, given these extraordinary proposals and decisions by the Governor, Palomar College Administration, and the Governing Board, the Faculty Senate strongly opposes such moves and urges all parties concerned to reconsider their decisions to continue equitable categorical funding to DSPS and EOPS and to support the activities performed by these departments.

                                               

                                                Discussion followed on the direct impact to students who utilize these services, and how they will be accommodated if some of these decisions are made. Many of these issues have yet to be addressed by the administration.

 

                                                Also discussed was the legality of the Governing Board discussing this issue in Closed Session. The Brown Act states that, “…The fact that material may be sensitive, embarrassing, or controversial does not justify application of a closed session unless it is authorized by some specific exception. Rather, in many circumstances these characteristics may be further evidence of the need for public scrutiny and participation in discussing such matters.” Regarding personnel issues, the Brown Act states that The Courts “have consistently maintained that the ‘Personnel Exception’ to having a closed session meeting must be used in connection with the consideration of a particular employee. The exception is not available for across-the-board decisions or evaluations of employees, classifications, salary structures, etc. In Santa Clara Federation of Teachers vs. Governing Board (1981), the court concluded that a board’s consideration of a hearing officer’s decision concerning teacher layoff policy must be conducted in open session.”

 

                                                Senate members agreed that because the Governing Board is required to publicly identify any action taken in closed session and there was no “reportable action” after the closed session of February 25th, it does call into question what is occurring in relation to the authority of how these decisions are being made.

 

                                                This item will be brought back for additional Senate discussion on March 10, 2003.

 

Proposed BP 3100,

Organizational

Structure:

 

Motion 3                                MSC Cater, Dolan: Faculty Senate approval of Proposed BP 3100, Organizational Structure.

Proposed BP 3200,

Accreditation:

 

Motion 4                                MSC Dolan, Miller: Faculty Senate approval of Proposed BP 3200, Accreditation.

Proposed BP 3250,

Institutional Planning:

 

Motion 5                                MSC Dolan, Nebelsick-Tagg: Faculty Senate approval of Proposed BP 3250, Institutional Planning.

Proposed BP 3280,

Grants:                                   Providing some history on this proposal, Chris Barkley reported that our current BP311, created in 1991, was more procedure than policy. It was created to ensure that when money was available and could be allocated, there would be innovative grants available for faculty. A couple of years later, approximately $30,000 was put into a fund for these kinds of grants and some of the funds were distributed. When PFE funds came in (1997-98), we established an Innovation Fund of $100,000 instead of the $30,000 with the understanding that it was to be administered by the Educational Master Planning Committee (EMPC). EMPC did not use these procedures, but rather created their own  for distributing funds for these grants in-house. Because we are no longer able to allocate funding from PFE for innovation grants, there is no money left for them. The new BP 3280 is broader than BP 311, and would establish procedures for handling all grants, rather than just those for in-house innovation projects.

 

Motion 6                                MS Levy, Stanford: Faculty Senate approval of BP 3280, Grants.

 

                                                Some Senate members expressed concern that the policy does not specifically state what would occur once the grant money ran out. It was suggested that this item be postponed until some wording could be added to address this.

 

Motion 7                                MSC Spear, Levy: To table Motion 6.

 

Motion 8                                MSC Voth, Levy: To suspend the Agenda to address Information Item B, Electronic Voting.

 

Electronic Voting:                In response to issues such as access to the system and confidentiality, Chris Norcross indicated that the ballots for electronic voting are available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week during the election period.  If someone is attempting to vote but is unable to do so, it is likely that the user is logging on incorrectly,  that the server is down, or that the ballot is set up incorrectly. There were initially some challenges with using this program because the software was new, but there haven’t been any problems with recent elections. The program, created by Microsoft, is password protected and extremely secure. Faculty members who are having trouble logging on should contact the Faculty Senate Office or Chris Norcross for assistance.

                                               

                                                Regarding the issue of confidentiality, most Senate members agreed that using the electronic voting process was indeed more secure than the paper ballots. An adjustment was recently made to the program so it is no longer an option for the administrator of the site to view who has voted, but only the number of votes received for an election.

 

                                                In response to a question regarding faculty members having access to computers to vote, Mike Arguello indicated that he would make a computer available for faculty to use in the Academic Technology area in the library. The Senate will also post directions for using the electronic voting system on its website.

 

Motion 9                                MSC Levy, Stanford: To extend the meeting.

 

                                                Discussion followed on the pros and cons of using both electronic voting and paper ballots. Chris Norcross indicated that the tallying of the votes is done internally with the software. Each time a faculty member votes, it stores that information into a secured database, then tallies that information once the ballot closes.

 

                                                MaryAnn Drinan stated that the County Registrar of Voters Association does not support voting by using the internet or email because of concerns about the security of the system, and being able to verify if individual votes have been received and tallied.

 

Motion 10                              MSC Cater, Miller: To resume the Agenda.

 

Proposed BP 3300,

Public Records:

 

Motion 11                              MSC Cater, Miller: Faculty Senate approval of Proposed BP 3300, Public Records.

 

March 17th Rally:                  Chris Barkley reported that a rally in response to the proposed budget cuts is scheduled for March 17, 2003, near Health Services. Faculty, Staff, and community members are invited to attend. Members of the Government Affairs Committee have established a campus-wide letter writing campaign outlining the inequity of the cuts and the impact on staff and students at community colleges. Everyone is being encouraged to send a letter to the San Diego Union and/or North County Times.

 

Administrative

Evaluations:

 

Motion 12                              MSC Bedford, Cater: Move Administrative Evaluations to action.

 

Motion 13                              MSC Bedford, Cater: The following statement will be presented to faculty members before they review the Administrative Evaluation material:

 

                                                You are about to view documents which are very sensitive: faculty members who have provided comments and numerical evaluations wish to remain secure in their anonymity. These evaluations are intended to improve the education process, as are faculty evaluations; they are NOT intended to be punitive. Consequently, they are for internal use only, and must not be released to the general public or to the news media. To help ensure this confidentiality, the following procedures have been developed:

 

1)       Evaluations are assigned a control number to assist in maintaining security. Each administrator  evaluated will receive a copy of their evaluation, as will their supervisor. All other copies will be shredded.

2)       Evaluations are not to be removed from SU-30.

3)       Evaluations are not to be duplicated or copied; they are “for eyes only.”

 

Your cooperation will be of great assistance in the smooth operation of a very important process.

 

Curriculum:                            The following Curriculum items will be presented for Senate action on March 10, 2003:

 

                                                Changes to Existing Courses

                        Catalog Number:  DA 55

Discipline(s):  Dental Assisting

Requisite validated:  Yes

A.A. degree/certificate program(s):  required course in:  Dental Assisting    

Distance Learning offering(s):  television, computer assisted instruction

Effective term:  Fall 2003

 

55 Dental Anatomy

Three Two hours lecture (3) (2)

Prerequisite: Completion of DA 50 and admission to the Dental Assisting Program

Introduction of dental terminology, histology, embryology, tooth growth, eruption, and anatomy; head and neck anatomy, and physiology of the body.  Graded only.

 

Catalog Number:  DA 56

Discipline(s):  Dental Assisting

Requisite validated:  Yes

A.A. degree/certificate program(s):  required course in:  Dental Assisting 

Distance Learning offering(s):  television

Effective term:  Fall 2003

 

56 Dental Sciences

Three Two hours lecture (3) (2)

Prerequisite: Completion of DA 50 and admission to the Dental Assisting Program

Form and function of individual teeth, occlusion, oral pathology, diet and nutrition, relation of oral health to general health, microbiology, disease control, drawing and wax carving of selected teeth, and dental pharmacology.  Graded only.

 

Catalog Number:  DA 70

                        Discipline(s):  Dental Assisting

                        Requisite validated:  Yes

A.A. degree/certificate program(s):  required course in:  Dental Assisting (Registered Dental Assistant and Dental Receptionist/Office Manager

                        Distance Learning offering(s):  N/A

                        Effective term:  Fall 2003

 

70 Dental Radiography I

Two hours lecture - Four Three hours laboratory (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of DA 50 and admission to the Dental Assisting Program

Theory and technique of oral radiography, radiation hygiene, anatomical landmarks, and methods and materials for processing radiographs. The laboratory portion will provide the student with knowledge concerning film placement, cone angulation, exposing and developing radio graphs radiographs, and mounting and evaluating processed films. Graded only.

 

Catalog Number:  DA 75

                        Discipline(s):  Dental Assisting

Requisite validated:  Yes

 

A.A. degree/certificate program(s):  required course in:  Dental Assisting (Registered Dental Assistant) and Dental Receptionist/Office Manager

                        Distance Learning offering(s):  N/A

                        Effective term:  Fall 2003

 

75 Dental Operative Procedures

Three hours lecture – Nine Six hours laboratory (6) (5)

Prerequisite: DA 50 ,  and admission to the Dental Assisting Program

Applications of and introduction to preclinical instruction dental assisting in operative and specialty dental procedures, care of equipment, instrumentation, sterilization techniques, disease transmission, charting, utilization of dental materials, dental office emergencies, and functions delegated to the California Registered Dental Assistant. Graded only.

 

Catalog Number:  DA 80

                        Discipline(s):  Dental Assisting

                        Requisite validated:  Yes

A.A. degree/certificate program(s):  required course in:  Dental Assisting 

                        Distance Learning offering(s):  N/A

                        Effective term:  Fall 2003

 

80 Coronal Polishing

One hour lecture-Three hours laboratory Two hours lecture/laboratory  (2) (1)

Prerequisite: Completion of DA 50 and admission to the Dental Assisting Program

Identification of dental plaque, other soft deposits, tooth stains, discolorations, periodontics, and deposit retention factors. Polishing procedures:  Polishing agents, prophylaxis angle, attachments, and technique.  Graded only.

 

Catalog Number:  DA 85

                        Discipline(s):  Dental Assisting

                        Requisite validated:  Yes

A.A. degree/certificate program(s):  required course in:  Dental Assisting 

                        Distance Learning offering(s):  N/A

                        Effective term:  Fall 2003

 

85 Advanced Dental Procedures

Two hours lecture-Nine Six hours laboratory (5) (4)

Prerequisite: DA 60 and 75, and EME 55 or current CPR for Health Care Providers Certificate, and HBV Immunization

Advanced laboratory and clinical experience focusing on basic skills previously learned. Emphasis is placed on 1) clinical use of impression materials for obtaining study models, 2) pouring and trimming plaster and stone models, 3) fabrication of custom trays for preliminary impressions, 4) fabrication of provisional restorations, and 5) advanced prosthodontic and orthodontic instruction. Graded only.

 

Catalog Number:  DA 90

                        Discipline(s):  Dental Assisting

                        Requisite validated:  Yes

A.A. degree/certificate program(s):  required course in:  Dental Assisting 

                        Distance Learning offering(s):  N/A

                        Effective term:  Fall 2003

 

90 Clinical Rotation

Twenty-one Nineteen and one-half hours laboratory/clinical (7) (6.5)

Prerequisite: DA 75 and EME 55 or current CPR for Health Care Providers Certificate. Proof of Hepatitis vaccination also required for Camp Pendleton Naval Dental Clinic assignment

An intensive program of practical dental experiences, working with patients and staff at the Camp Pendleton Naval Dental Clinic and/or private dental offices. Students will assist the dentists in specialized and operative procedures and duties delegated to the California licensed Registered Dental Assistant. Graded only. Credit/no credit only.

 

Changes to Existing Programs

 

Program Title:  Dental Assisting (Registered Dental Assistant)

Discipline(s):  Dental Assisting

Catalog Page:  132-133

Effective term:  Fall 2003

 

Dental Assisting (Registered Dental Assistant)

 

Courses required for a Certificate or an A.A. Degree Major

 

Upon successful program completion students will be issued the following:

 

Certificate in Radiation Safety: California Board Examination in Radiation Safety Requirement.

 

Certification and Licensing. Upon successful completion of the program and successful performance on state and national Board Examinations, students are qualified as follows:

 

 CDA status (Certified Dental Assistant): National Board Examination, Dental Assisting National Board, Incorporated.

 

RDA status (Registered Dental Assistant – Expanded Functions): RDA State Board Examination, (individual is licensed additionally to perform Coronal Polishing under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist).

 

To remain in the program, students must maintain a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) in each of the dental assisting courses and in all required support courses. Grades in the clinical laboratory courses are based on satisfactory/unsatisfactory practice. A student may fail a dental assisting course on the basis of clinical practice even though theory grades may be passing.

 

Required Courses                                                                                           Units

DA 50                    Introduction to Dental Sciences and Dental Occupations      3

DA 55                    Dental Anatomy                                                                                3  2

DA 56                    Dental Sciences                                                                  3  2

DA 60                    Dental Materials                                                                                3

DA 65                    Dental Practice Management                                                        2

DA 70                    Dental Radiography I                                                       3

DA 71                    Dental Radiography II                                                      1

DA 75                    Dental Operative Procedures                                                         6  5

DA 80                    Coronal Polishing                                                                              2  1

DA 81                    Clinical Coronal Polishing                                                              1

DA 85                    Advanced Dental Procedures                                                         5  4

DA 90                    Clinical Rotation                                                                                7  6.5

BUS 125 or           Business English or

ENG 50 or            Introductory Composition or

ENG 100                               English Composition                                                         4

OIS 101 or            Beginning Typewriting/Keyboarding or

OIS 104 or            Typing/Keyboarding (Spanish/English) or

A typewriting speed of 30 net words per minute                    0,3

SPCH                     Any course (except 145, 150, and 197)                                     3

EME 55 or             CPR - Basic "C" Course or

Proof of current CPR Basic "C" Certificate                   0,.5

TOTAL UNITS                                                                                     46-49.5  40.5-44

 

Program Title:  Dental Receptionist/Office Manager

Discipline(s):  Dental Assisting

Catalog Page:  133

Effective term:  Fall 2003

 

Dental Receptionist/Office Manager

 

Courses required for a Certificate or an A.A. Degree Major

 

Prepares students in the basic skills necessary for employment as a dental receptionist or dental office manager.

 

In order to earn a certificate, students must achieve a minimum grade of "C" in each of the certificate program courses.

 

Certification. Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be issued the Certificates of Dental Radiography and C.P.R.

 

Required Courses                                                                                           Units

DA 50                    Introduction to Dental Sciences and Dental Occupations      3

DA 65                    Dental Practice Management                                                        2

DA 70                    Dental Radiography I                                                       3

DA 71                    Dental Radiography II                                                      1

DA 75                    Dental Operative Procedures                                                         6  5

BUS 115                                Business Law                                                                       3

BUS 125 or           Business English or

ENG 50 or            Introductory Composition or

ENG 100                               English Composition                                                         4

BUS 205                               Business Writing                                                                                3

OIS 101 or            Beginning Typewriting/Keyboarding or

OIS 104 or            Typing/Keyboarding (Spanish/English) or

A typewriting speed of 30 net words per minute                     0,3

EME 55 or             CPR - Basic "C" Course or

Proof of current CPR Basic "C" Certificate                   0,.5

TOTAL UNITS                                                     25 – 28.5  24-27.5

 

                                        Program Administrative Name Changes

      Curriculum Committee approved as:

Technical change to:

1.

Basic Police Academy Certificate of Achievement

Basic Police Academy

2.

Child Development Teacher Certificate or A.A. Degree Major

Child Development Teacher

3.

Child Development Master Teacher Certificate

Child Development Master Teacher

4.

Child Development Site Supervisor Certificate

Child Development Site Supervisor

 

Distinguished Faculty

Award:                                   Chris Barkley reported that due to budget cuts, the monetary award for the recipients of the Distinguished Faculty Awards will be $500 for the contract faculty member and $500 for the adjunct faculty member (after taxes), rather than $1,000 per recipient. This is equitable with awards to the other campus constituencies.

 

Fall Resolutions:                  Chris Barkley reported that the Fall Resolutions and adopted papers from the Statewide Academic Senate are available for review in SU-30.

 

Visitors at Senate

Meetings:                              Members of the Senate discussed various ways that the Senate meetings could function at a more productive pace. Also discussed was recent interactions between visitors and Senators at Senate meetings. It was pointed out that visitors are allowed to address issues after all Senate members have been called upon, and that Roberts Rules of Order allows those present to speak only twice on any one issue. There was overall agreement that the meetings have been too long in recent months.

 

Governing Board:                 Maria Miller reported that as directed by the Senate, Chris Barkley presented the evaluation of the Superintendent/President to the members of the Governing Board. There were some questions by the members of the board about the process and the timeline used in the evaluation process.

 

                                                Chris Barkley added that a motion was also passed for a reduction in force of the Accreditation Secretary.

 

Strategic Planning

Council:                                 Chris Barkley reported that the members of the Strategic Planning Council approved the Board Policy changes recently presented and discussed at the Senate.

 

                                                Copies of the annual Implementation Plan were distributed and discussed. Chris indicated that she would keep a copy for faculty to review in SU-30.

 

                                                Also announced at Strategic Planning Council was the name change from Disabled Student Programs & Services to Disability Resource Center.

 

Resource Allocation

Committee:                            Reporting on the Resource Allocation Committee, Steve Spear stated that of the 3.6 million dollars in mid-year cuts, 2/3 of that is from positions that weren’t filled, including faculty positions. The remaining is a little over a million dollars, with the majority coming from Administrative Services, with a little bit from Human Resources and Instructional Services. Diane Lutz has yet to come forward with the budgetary numbers on the classes that were cancelled.

 

ASG:                                       Chris Champine reported that the ASG is heavily involved in the March 17th rally scheduled here on campus from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

                                                The ASG’s recent rally on the proposed budget cuts was a tremendous success. The North County Times, the San Diego Union/Tribune, as well as television stations Telemundo and KNSD, were in attendance. Over 3,000 letters have been mailed to the Governor to date, and over 42,000 emails have been sent.

 

Suggestion Box:                   Chris Barkley reported that a comment was received by a faculty member in the Life Sciences Department applauding the Senate’s new policy of distributing Senate minutes electronically rather than providing paper copies.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:               The meeting was adjourned at 3:30 p.m.

 

                                                Respectfully submitted,

                                               

                                                Anne Voth, Acting Secretary